New owner takes over Magnolia's Tree House Cafe; Katy Boardwalk District set to partially open this summer and more top Houston-area news

Once completed, the Katy Boardwalk District will feature a nature preserve, multifamily housing and "the area’s first full-service conference center hotel.” (Courtesy Katy Boardwalk District)
Once completed, the Katy Boardwalk District will feature a nature preserve, multifamily housing and "the area’s first full-service conference center hotel.” (Courtesy Katy Boardwalk District)

Once completed, the Katy Boardwalk District will feature a nature preserve, multifamily housing and "the area’s first full-service conference center hotel.” (Courtesy Katy Boardwalk District)

Tomball-Magnolia

Tree House Cafe in Magnolia under new ownership

Mike Kelton, a retiree who now owns restaurants as a hobby, took over as owner of Tree House Cafe on June 1.

Fast-casual restaurant Cajunville coming soon to Tomball

Cajunville, a Cajun-themed fast-casual restaurant, is planning to open Sept. 1, owner Blake Landry said.



Katy

City eyes late summer opening for portion of Katy Boardwalk District

The district will boast 155,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space as well as about 60,000 square feet of office space.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Home sales prices increase annually in every Sugar Land, Missouri City ZIP code

Most of the Sugar Land and Missouri City area has seen lower housing inventory this year compared to last year with the exception of 77498.

Cy-Fair

Cy-Fair restaurant owners struggle to fill job openings

“Now hiring” signs are posted outside restaurants across Cy-Fair, from locally owned eateries to fast food chains. Employers are incentivizing applicants actively searching for jobs.

Chandler France, Laura Aebi, Claire Shoop, Emily Jaroszewski and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.



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Magnolia Medical Specialists will be located on FM 1488. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Site under construction on FM 1488 for Magnolia Medical Specialists

Work is underway on Magnolia Medical Specialists, a medical building being built on FM 1488 near the Marcel Town Center.

The ELISSA Sail Training program is offered for free. (Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation)
Here is how sailors can board the 'Official Tall Ship of Texas' in Galveston

ELISSA is one of just three pre-20th century sailing vessels in the world that have been restored to full sailing capacity.

Friendswood ISD expects to receive about $2.88 million in ESSER III grant funds. (Courtesy Pexels)
Friendswood ISD to create 13 new student support positions with federal funding

The staff in the new positions will be focused on implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

The county budget will be filed by September, according to Pamela Gubbels, Fort Bend County's director of finance and investments. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Fort Bend County to potentially lower tax rate by $0.006

The county budget will be filed by September, according to Pamela Gubbels, Fort Bend County's director of finance and investments.

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null announced during a YouTube update on July 28 tat that students, faculty or parents who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed to come to school. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD officials: Individuals with a positive COVID-19 test will not be allowed to enter district schools

Superintendent Curtis Null said the district was granted the authority after state officials updated policies.

From 9 p.m. July 30 until 5 a.m. Aug. 1, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Section of I-45 to be closed this weekend due to bridge maintenance

From 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10.

Early morning paving work will take place on Kuykendahl Road the week of Aug. 2. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early morning paving work planned on Kuykendahl Road in The Woodlands on Aug. 2-6

Early morning paving work will take place on Kuykendahl Road between Lake Woodlands and Bay Branch drives in The Woodlands from Aug. 2-6.

Construction in the new Dunham Pointe master-planned community is underway. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Development, vaccines and high-speed rail: These were the 8 most read Cy-Fair news stories in July

ICMYI: These were the most popular local news stories on our website this month.

Houston ISD is slated to receive more than $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding. (Community Impact staff)
See how Houston ISD wants to spend $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding

From hiring more counselors to teacher retention stipends, HISD administrators outlined plans at a July 28 public meeting.

Mahesh's Kitchen, an upscale Indian restaurant, is preparing to open in Sugar Land Town Square near the end of August. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Upscale Indian restaurant Mahesh's Kitchen opening at Sugar Land Town Square in August

Mahesh's Kitchen's menu will feature a wide variety of vegetarian options as well as curries, naan and pretzel bread.

DATA: Tomball, Magnolia see homes sale prices increase year over year while Pinehurst sees slight decline

Home sales accelerated throughout the Greater Tomball and Magnolia areas year over year for the 12-month period spanning June-May.